We’ve got ideas aplenty for things to do while keeping dry on a rainy or snowy day. For our comprehensive list, read on.
1. Go to A Museum
North Wales is home to a mind-boggling line-up of world-class museums and historical institutions. You can, therefore, spend the whole day dry and cosy inside one or some of them admiring masterpieces or art and design or marvelling at the wonders of the world. The nice thing is that most of these museums offer free admission.
For a historic day out, visit National Slate Museum, the Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, Penrhyn Castle, Lloyd George Museum or Ruthin Gaol.
2. Enjoy a Swim at Llandudno Swimming Centre
Located at Mostyn Broadway, Llandudno Swimming Centre is a great place to visit with kids. With a freshwater pool, steam room and spa, station gym, and an onsite café, there’s surely something for everyone.
3. Have A Go At Indoor Karting
Challenge your inner Lewis Hamilton at a circuit at Redline Indoor Karting. Located in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, the facility caters to everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced drivers. It also has well-trained staff that is friendly and provides expert supervision during karting sessions.
4. Get Your Hands Dirty in A Pottery Workshop
The only tool you’ll need for an introductory class at the Piggery Pottery in Caernarfon are your hands. With the help of Barbara, the instructor, you’ll learn how to throw vases, mugs, and teapots out of unformed clay. In addition to making your own pottery, you can paint your creation or those available at the studio.
If you like your creation, you can keep it as a memory of your trip or a unique gift for a loved one. If you’d rather leave it, you can shop the studio’s selection of pottery made by local artisans.
5. Put Your Problem-Solving Skills to The Test at an Escape Room
Round up two to six of your most cunning friends or family members for a private room experience at Locked In. You and your team have just 60 minutes to get out of one of the intense movie-themed game rooms. You’ll have to find codes and hints to escape the room. So keep your wits about you – it’s more challenging than you might think.
6. Watch A Film at Theatr Colwyn
Theatr Colwyn is the oldest operating cinema in the UK, with the first film screenings taking place in January 1909. It shows not only the latest blockbusters but also independent and classic films.
7. Break a Sweat at Beacon Climbing Centre
Wishing you could spend some time working up a sweat on that rainy day? An intense climbing experience at Beacon Climbing Centre might just be what you need. The centre offers a variety of fun activities that are suitable for the whole family. Daredevils can attempt the high-roped walls while everyone else can try the low-level bouldering areas. For an entirely off-the-wall experience, try the CrazyClimb which is a series of wacky climbing challenges.
8. Shop until The Rain Stops
North Wales has some of the best shopping in the UK. Thankfully, there is a lot of it to be done in large, dry comfortable spots throughout the region. One of the best markets to go shopping is the Butchers Market located in Wrexham. The market has dozens of stalls that sell everything, from flowers to cards, DVDs/CDs/Blu Rays, traditional sweets, cakes, and meat.
Other indoor markets you can check out are Aberystwyth Market Hall and Pwllheli Market.
9. Visit A Trampoline Park
Trampoline parks have really taken off recently with plenty springing up in North Wales. Bounce Below is the most popular trampoline park in North Wales. Located deep in the Llechewedd Slate Caverns, this underground park has six massive netted trampolines suspended 20 to 180 feet above the cave floor. This park is great for those who are not afraid of the dark, heights or small spaces.
So there you have it: a comprehensive list of activities to make that rainy day fun. Getting off the couch is now up to you.